State NRM Program grants

The Western Australian Government values the work and achievements of WA's local, not-for-profit and volunteer-based NRM groups and networks.

An initiative of the WA Government, the State NRM Program recognises the efforts of these groups by supporting them to achieve on-ground outcomes and expand their influence and impact into the wider community.

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Community Action Grant

Local community groups can apply for grants of between $5,000 and $55,000 to support important natural resource management activities in the Community Action Grant rounds.

Applications for the State NRM Program's 2015-16 Community Action Grant round closed in August 2015.

An announcement of succesful 2015-16 Community Action Grant recipients is anticipated in early December 2015.

The 2016-17 Community Action Grant round is anticipated to be open in April 2016.

Community Action Grants Guidelines 2015

Fact Sheet: Dieback and your project

Fact Sheet: Good hygiene and your project

Frequently Asked Questions

Work Plan 2015 (Excel) template

Community Capability Grant

The Community Capability Grant round will be announced later in 2015.

Information for grant recipients

Acknowledging State NRM Program funding

If you are a successful State NRM Program grant recipient you are required to acknowledge the program as a funder.

This helps spread the news about the types of activities funded, raises the program's profile as a key funder and keeps the WA community informed of how public money is spent.

For grants received in the 2014-15 round or earlier:

Please use these words: ..."supported by funding from the Western Australian Government's State Natural Resource Management Program" ...

Acknowledgement should be included in all promotional activities:

  • events and announcements
  • media releases and interviews
  • workshops, forums and conferences
  • display materials and signs
  • publications and websites

Logo downloads

These logos can be used on publications, websites, advertising and display materials and signs. Two high quality versions are supplied here that should meet your design needs. Please note that you need a special design program to open the EPS version.

Funding agreement and reporting templates

The following templates are examples only.  Grant recipients from the 2014-15 rounds and earlier will receive the latest versions of these when you develop your funding agreement and commence reporting.

Valuing your contribution

Your contribution as a volunteer is probably much bigger than you realise.

In an environment of shrinking budgets it's important to capture the true value of volunteers and other in-kind effort. It helps funders understand the real dollar value of activities and impact of spending on community projects.

In-kind contributions include the donation of:

  • time (volunteer hours or specialist services)
  • use of equipment
  • materials

Time is often underestimated in these calculations.

When estimating time, consider all the things that you and others do:

  • traveling
  • organising things
  • promoting and communicating
  • supervising activities
  • the list goes on....

State NRM Program volunteer rates:

  • adult $250 per day or $30 per hour
  • child $15 per hour
  • specialists are accounted at their normal full rates

We can't emphasise enough how important it is to capture in-kind contributions.

Please contact us if you would like help estimating the in-kind contribution of your project.